Museums & Art Galleries

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2 course dinner from our set menu, bed and breakfast from £39 per adult and £30 per child under 12 per night. Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to check in.

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At a Glance

  • Location: 7.5 Miles North West
  • Admission (2020): £8.95 Adult, £5.75 Child
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: View website

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Find out more about the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on Monday 22nd August 1485, a battle that marked a major turning point in English history. This was where Richard III fought for his crown but lost his life and the victor, Henry Tudor, became King!

With interactive, hands-on displays and a range of activities, including some fascinating guided walks, you can find out about medieval warfare, how the battle unfolded and what the impact was on England.

You can also find out how archaeologists discovered the true location of the Battle and see some of the unique objects that were unearthed.

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At a Glance

  • Location: 14.7 Miles North East
  • Admission (2020): £9.25 Adult, £4.75 Child
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: View website

King Richard III Visitor Centre

You probably remember the News story – ‘King buried under a car park in Leicester’ – well since then and using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the life, death and then the discovery of King Richard III.

It also reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told and features the first-ever genome sequencing of ancient DNA. You will also be able to see the exact place where Richard’s remains were buried over 500 years ago.

P.S. There’s no car park! But there is NCP parking nearby.

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At a Glance

  • Location: 17.2 Miles South West
  • Admission (2020): £14 Adult, £7 Child
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: View website

Coventry Transport Museum

There are transport museums, and then there’s Coventry Transport Museum – this is the big one! It houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. 

14 galleries are home to the fastest vehicle in the world, pioneering bicycles, transport champions and many of the most innovative, memorable and luxurious vehicles of the last 200 years. There is also the extraordinary “Blitz experience” or you can enjoy a ride in one of three 4D simulator rides.

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At a Glance

  • Location: 15  Miles North West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year except Christmas & New Year
  • More Information: View website

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry

Coventry is the City of Culture in 2021, and the Herbert will be a integral part of the celebrations, with several of the galleries being redeveloped and upgraded – expected to re-open in January 2021.

But you don’t have to wait until then as there is still plenty on show, after all the museum houses approximately 320,000 objects covering natural history, social and industrial history and the visual arts.

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Information correct at July 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.

Why not take a picnic?

To make things easier we can put together a picnic lunch for you to take on your travels, just ask at reception for more details.

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We like to welcome your whole family, so don’t leave your beloved dog at home, bring them with you! There are so many walks and parks nearby they'll have a great time! See our Pet Policy.

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